Skip to comments.Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals
Posted on 11/20/2019 6:17:11 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday.
The world is on track to produce 50 percent more fossil fuels than could be burned without increasing Earth's surface temperature by more than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, they said in a major report.
"Over-investment" in coal, oil and gas supply locks in infrastructure that clashes head-on with the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, the researchers cautioned.
"We show for the first time just how big the disconnect is between Paris temperature goals and countries' plans and policies for coal, oil and gas production," said lead author Michael Lazarus, director of the Stockholm Environment Institute's US Center.
Countries plan to produce 150 percent more coal by 2030 than would be consistent with a 2C world, and 280 percent more than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C.
China is the world's largest coal producer, accounting for more than 40 percent of global output in 2017. Domestic production doubled from 2000 to 2013, dropping briefly before resuming an upward trend.
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Investing in fossil fuel projects makes a country richer. Investing in the UNs projects makes a country poorer.
Fossil fuels are absolutely necessary for the generation of reliable cheap electricity everywhere in the world. Without it there is poverty, hunger, political and social instability. People suffer, riot and die. Vested political leaders are going to do whatever it takes to generate electricity. Well fed, wealthy Democrats embrace their absurd, suicidal “green new deal” but the rest of the world despite public pronouncements do not share the lunacy.
It always comes back to the UN.
Global Warming is a Global Tax administered by the UN.
No possibility of oversight and the corruption is already in the system
Who knew there was so many Dinos roaming the earth:-)
Fossil fuels are reliable sources of electricity in the short run but unfortunately there is a finite supply of them. That finite supply is dwindling as more countries industrialize. Which is why I think we should be pushing nuclear power, libs or no libs, as well as keeping an open mind about renewables if and when they become cost effective.
The Chinese and Indians would build nuclear plants and that had been their plan. The bottleneck has always been 24/7 experienced personnel to run the plants. These plants are often situated in remote, rural areas. Finding, training and retaining staff has been a monumental problem.
Drill baby Drill!
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